Media Watch

  • ‘UN has called a spade a spade’
    Mar 22, 2017 Compiled by Mohammad Al Jashi, Translator
    The report issued by the United Nations’ Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) that labelled Israel an apartheid state was the topic that made headlines in the region’s newspapers
  • Scotland throws a Brexit surprise — or is it?
    Mar 20, 2017 Compiled by Chiranjib Sengupta | Hub Editor
    Debate over Sturgeon’s call for referendum generates media buzz around the world
  • The US president is full of surprises
    Mar 15, 2017 Compiled by Mohammad Al Jashi, Translator
    The phone call between US President Donald Trump and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was the topic that 
dominated headlines in the region’s papers
  • CIA leaks open the Pandora’s box on privacy
    Mar 13, 2017 Compiled by Chiranjib Sengupta, Hub Editor
    WikiLeaks’ revelation about CIA’s tools for hacking into digital devices sets world media abuzz
  • Syrian peace talks and Libya in focus
    Mar 08, 2017 Compiled by Khitam Al Amir, Senior Translator
    Geneva dialogue and worsening situation in North African country dominate regional headlines
  • ‘Time to take a different stand on terrorism’
    Mar 01, 2017 Compiled by Mohammad Al Jashi, Translator
    This week, a myriad of topics captured the headlines of newspapers in the region, most notably the visit of Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubeir to Iraq
  • Uncertainty looms as France braces for polls
    Feb 27, 2017 Compiled by Chiranjib Sengupta, Hub Editor
    Sway held by polarising candidates seen as overwhelming
  • ‘A ruse for implementing a one-state solution’
    Feb 22, 2017 Compiled by Mohammad Al Jashi, Translator
    Developments in the Palestinian-Israeli issue, following the Trump-Netanyahu press conference, was the topic that dominated the headlines in the region’s newspapers
  • A sinister message from North Korea
    Feb 20, 2017 Compiled by Chiranjib Sengupta, Hub Editor
    The intrigue surrounding the killing of the exiled half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un sparked a flurry of media comments
  • Killing the two-state solution
    Feb 15, 2017 Compiled by Mohammad Al Jashi, Translator
    Developments regarding Israel’s land-grab activities was the key focus of newspapers in the region this week
  • North Korea’s missile Trump’s first foreign test
    Feb 13, 2017 Compiled by Chiranjib Sengupta | Hub Editor
    This weekend’s announcement by North Korea that it had successfully tested a new ballistic missile dominated the headlines
  • Obama’s ‘ill-judged’ lifting of Iran sanctions
    Feb 08, 2017 Compiled by Mohammad Al Jashi, Translator
    Emerging trends in US-Iran bilateral relations were the focus this week for newspapers in the region
  • Trump’s actions come under the scanner
    Feb 06, 2017 Compiled by Shyam A. Krishna, Night Editor
    Media takes critical view to outburst at Australian premier, sabre-rattling at Iran and warnings to China
  • ‘US isolationism has begun’
    Feb 01, 2017 Compiled by Mohammad Al Jashi, Translator
    The first week of Donald Trump’s reign as US President was the topic that dominated headlines in the region’s newspapers
  • Trump under fire for entry ban on Muslims
    Jan 30, 2017 Compiled by Shyam A. Krishna, Night Editor
    Newspapers slam US president’s decision as dangerous and an affront to the country’s values
  • ‘Hope Trump will adopt a more balanced policy’
    Jan 25, 2017 Compiled by Mohammad Al Jashi, Translator
    The inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the US was the topic that dominated headlines in the region